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The Ligue 2 clash at Stade de L'Aube on Saturday will see home side ESTAC welcome opponents AJ Auxerre.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for ESTAC v AJ Auxerre, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
ESTAC go into this match following a 0-0 Ligue 2 drawn match vs Annecy FC.
In that match, ESTAC had 55% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Annecy had 15 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
Over their prior six fixtures, Patrick Kisnorbo's ESTAC have found the net a total of 9 times resulting in an average number of goals scored per match of 1.5.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that ESTAC:
- have not registered a win against AJ Auxerre in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 4 home league matches.
In their last game, AJ Auxerre drew 2-2 in the Ligue 2 tie with Pau FC.
In that game, AJ Auxerre had 61% possession and 24 shots on goal with 6 on target. For AJ Auxerre, the goals were scored by Gauthier Hein (13') and Ado Onaiwu (84'). At the other end, Pau FC had 6 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Jean Ruiz (22') and Moussa Sylla (58') scored for Pau FC.
Proving their penchant for high-scoring encounters, goals have been celebrated 20 times in the previous six games in which AJ Auxerre have sent out their troops, giving an average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have managed 8 of those goals. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Pre-game facts show that AJ Auxerre:
- are winless against ESTAC in away games against them for the last 5 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 24/02/2020 shows us that ESTAC have won 2 of these & AJ Auxerre 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them for Troyes and 7 belonging to AJA. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
The last league game between the two was Ligue 1 match day 29 on 01/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of AJ Auxerre 1-0 ESTAC.
That day, AJ Auxerre had 38% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was M'Baye Niang (73').
On the other side, ESTAC got 14 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Jérôme Brisard.
Our assessment is that AJ Auxerre and ESTAC could both well score here although it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. That’s why we have predicted a very close game with a score draw after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de L'Aube (20,400)
Chairman: Aymeric Magne
Manager: Patrick Kisnorbo
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 13
⭐ Star Player: Luka Ilić
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Luka Ilić was born in Niš, Serbia. After making a first senior appearance for NAC Breda in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Ligue 2 2023 - 2024 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.